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''[[Canada]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Ontario]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Essex County, Ontario|Essex County]]''
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Guide to '''Essex County ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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=== Getting Started&nbsp;&nbsp;  ===
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==Online Gazetteers==
  
1.&nbsp; What information do you wish to locate about your ancestor?&nbsp;&nbsp;To choose the sources you need to search first, please click on&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Ontario Record Selection Table]] , which will help you decide.  
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*[https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433081712535;view=1up;seq=9 1871 Postal Gazetteer]
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*[http://www.johncardinal.com/ca/on/c306.htm '''Elgin County, Ontario Place Names'''].
  
2.&nbsp; From the above Record Selection Table, which sources do you wish to check in this county?&nbsp; To check the availability of your sources of interest as well as to check the&nbsp;websites that have them online, please click on&nbsp;this county's [[ESSEX COUNTY: Sources Links Table]]<br>
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== Civil Registration==
  
3.&nbsp; Do you know the location that you wish to search in this county?&nbsp;&nbsp;If so, please check for some possible sources and some online information about your location of interest, by clicking on&nbsp; this county's [[ESSEX COUNTY: Populated Places Table]].<br>
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===Birth===
  
4.&nbsp;&nbsp;For further information regarding&nbsp;your sources of interest, '''see "4 Resources"&nbsp;ABOVE in the "CONTENTS" table '''and click on the source of interest.  
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*'''1869 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|1784212|Ontario Births, 1869-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1858 - 1913''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8838 Ontario, Canada Births, 1858-1913] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]--index and images. ($)
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*'''1869 - 1912''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30238/ontario-births-1869-1912?s=218489221 Ontario Births, 1869-1912] at [http://www.myheritage.com]--index. ($)
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===Marriage===
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*'''1801-1858''' - {{RecordSearch|2569151|Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images.
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*'''1801-1928, 1933-1934''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=792 Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]--index and images. ($)
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*'''1858-1869''' - {{RecordSearch|2568642|Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images.
  
Remember that you should always try to get an original copy of that source to verify information.&nbsp;
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===Death===
 
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*'''1869-1937, and some 1939-1947''' - {{RecordSearch|1307826|Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
Please&nbsp;be aware&nbsp;that this is a growing Pilot program, with new information being added on a regular basis.'''<br>'''  
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*'''1869-1938, 1943-1944, and some 1939-1947''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8946 Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938, 1943-1944, and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]--index and images. ($)
 
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<br>
'''NOTE''':&nbsp; If you would like to participate in contributing information into this WIKI&nbsp;program, please go to the "Create a New Page" section of this screen, and follow the guidelines.<br>
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===Writing for a More Recent Birth, Marriage, or Death Record===
 
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*[https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-or-replace-ontario-birth-certificate ServiceOntario, Birth Records] is the only government-authorized source for obtaining birth certificates.  Go to the section entitled "Order a Birth Search".  This is the most economical, searches the widest time period, and allows searches for people not immediately related. A letter of information is provided rather than a certificate.
'''WELCOME&nbsp;ABOARD!&nbsp; More&nbsp;sharers of information&nbsp;= more information available for everyone!'''  
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*[https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-get-copy-ontario-marriage-certificate-online ServiceOntario, Marriage Records] offers a marriage search option and a historical certificate option.
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*[https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-get-copy-ontario-death-certificate-online ServiceOntario, Death Records] offers a death search option and a historical certificate option.  Also official death certificates are available to a wider range of relatives than birth and marriage certificates.
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===FamilySearch Library Microfilmed Records===
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Some of the church/civil records have been microfilmed by FamilySearch.These microfilms may be ordered for viewing at [https://familysearch.org/locations/ Family History Centers] around the world. To find a microfilm:
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:::a. Click on [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=172532&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20Ontario%2C%20Essex%22 '''records for Canada, Ontario, Essex County'''.] You will see a list of available records for the county.
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:::b. You will also see above the list the link '''Places within Canada, Ontario, Essex County'''.  This will take you to a list of towns in the counties, which are links to records for the specific town.
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:::c. Click on any topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
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:::d. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record. [[File:FHL icons.png|75px]].  The magnifying glass indicates that the microfilm is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm. The microfilm icon indicates it is only available on microfilm and can be viewed at the Family History Library and some family history centers.
  
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==Census Records==
 
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=== History  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
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1800-1842
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8829 Ancestry $]
 
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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1851
==== Populated Places  ====
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Canada Census, 1851
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1851/Pages/1851.aspx Archives of Canada]<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1325192?collectionNameFilter=true FamilySearch]<br>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1061 Ancestry $]
=== Resources  ===
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==== Biographies  ====
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1861
 
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At this time, please read about Biographies in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Biography|Biography]].
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Census of Canada, 1861
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1861/Pages/1861.aspx Archives of Canada]<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1460163?collectionNameFilter=true FamilySearch]<br> [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1570 Ancestry $]
 
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Cemeteries in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Cemeteries Cemeteries]&nbsp;.  
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1871
==== Census Records  ====
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|style="padding-left:5px"|
 
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Census of Canada, 1871
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Census Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Census Census]&nbsp;.  
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[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1871/Pages/1871.aspx Archives of Canada]<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1551612?collectionNameFilter=true FamilySearch]<br>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1578 Ancestry $]
==== Church Records  ====
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Church Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Church_Records Church Records]&nbsp;.  
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1881
 
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==== Court Records  ====
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Census of Canada, 1881
 
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Court Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Court_Records Court Records ].  
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[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1881/Pages/1881.aspx Archives of Canada]<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804541?collectionNameFilter=true FamilySearch]<br>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1577 Ancestry $]
 
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==== Directories  ====
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1891
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Directories in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Directories Directories] .  
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Census of Canada, 1891
==== Genealogy  ====
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|style="padding-left:5px"|
 
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[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/index-e.html Archives of Canada]<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1583536?collectionNameFilter=true FamilySearch]<br>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1274 Ancestry $]
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Genealogies in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Genealogy Genealogy] .  
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==== Land and Property Records  ====
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1901
 
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Land and Property Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Land_and_Property Land and Property] .  
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Census of Canada, 1901
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
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[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/1901.aspx Archives of Canada]<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1584557?collectionNameFilter=true FamilySearch]<br>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8826 Ancestry.com $]
 
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Local Histories&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_History History] .
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1911
==== Maps ====
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Census of Canada, 1911
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Maps in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Maps Maps] .
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[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1911/Pages/1911.aspx Archives of Canada]<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2143998?collectionNameFilter=true FamilySearch]<br>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8947 Ancestry $]
==== Military Records ====
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Military Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Military_Records Military Records] .  
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1921
 
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==== Newspapers &amp;&nbsp;Obituaries  ====
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Census of Canada, 1921
 
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|style="padding-left:5px"|
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Newspapers and Obituaries&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Newspapers Newspapers] .  
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8991 Ancestry $]
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==Church Records==
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Church records can include baptisms, marriages, burials, membership lists, financial business, and other records for a particular congregation. They may be available online or on microfilm, but frequently they are still with the local church or in centralized archives by religion. The Canadian census records asked for the religion of those listed, so you will be able to narrow down which archives to consult.  For help with writing a letter requesting copies of records, see [[Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy|'''Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy''']].
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*[[Ontario Church Records#Anglican|'''Link to Anglican church archives''']]
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*[[Ontario Church Records#Baptist|'''Link to Baptist church archives''']]
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*[[Ontario Church Records#Catholic|'''Link to Catholic church archives''']]
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*[[Ontario Church Records#Lutheran|'''Link to Lutheran church archives''']]
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*[[Ontario Church Records#Moravian|'''Link to Moravian church archives''']]
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*[[Ontario Church Records#Presbyterian|'''Link to Presbyterian church archives''']]
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*[[Ontario Church Records#United Church of Canada|'''Link to United Church of Canada (including Methodist) church archives''']]
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===Online Church Records===
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These records are incomplete.
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*{{RecordSearch|1805649|'''Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899'''}} collection includes indexed Ontario church records.
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*{{RecordSearch|1810408|'''Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910.'''}}
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*{{RecordSearch|1927566|'''Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923.'''}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1109 '''Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1802-1967''']
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($).
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6111 '''Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Marriages, 1827-1870'''], ($).
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*[http://search.findmypast.com/historical-records?SearchedRecordsetName=Ontario&Region=World '''Various individual church records at FindMyPast'''], ($).
  
==== Probate Records ====
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==Cemetery Records==
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See, [[Ontario Cemeteries|'''Ontario Cemeteries''']] for information on cemetery record collections not yet digitized, but available in published sources and on microfilm.
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===Online Cemetery Records===
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*[http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/homepage.html '''Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid'''] website has a free, searchable database of over 2 million burials in Ontario.&nbsp; It can be searched by name, cemetery, county and town, but its references do not include dates of death.&nbsp; Although it does not include any gravestone inscriptions, it can be used to locate graves in Ontario.
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*[https://www.ogs.on.ca/cemetery_index.php '''Ontario Cemetery Ancestory Index''']
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*[http://www.ogs.on.ca/integrated/toni_database1.php '''Ontario Name Index (TONI)''']
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cangmg/ontario/index.htm '''The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery''']
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*[http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org/ON/ '''The Ontario section of Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project''']
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*[http://canadianheadstones.com/on/ '''Ontario, Canada Headstones.com''']
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*{{RecordSearch|1627831|'''Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries (FamilySearch Historical Records)'''}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60527 '''Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current''']
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Probate Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Probate_Records Probate Records] .
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== Populated Places Table  ==
  
==== Taxation Records  ====
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<br>
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Taxation Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Taxation Taxation] .
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Vital Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Vital_Records Vital Records] .
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'''WIKIPEDIA'''
  
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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| &nbsp;Albuna &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Albuna|place|disp=Link}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albuna,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Amherstburg &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Amherstburg|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amherstburg,_Ontario Link]
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| Anderdon
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| &nbsp;
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| Township&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Anderdon Township|place|disp=Link}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anderdon_Township,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Belle River
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Belle_River|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_River,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Blythewood
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Blythewood|place|disp=Link}}
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| Link
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Colchester North &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Township&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Colchester_North Township|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Link
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| &nbsp;Colchester South
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| &nbsp;
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| Township&nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Colchester_South Township|place|disp=Link}}
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| Link
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Comber
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Comber|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Link
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|-
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| &nbsp;Cottam &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Cottam|place|disp=Link}}
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| Link
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Emeryville &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Emeryville|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emeryville,_Ontario Link]
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| &nbsp;Essex &nbsp; &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Essex|place|disp=Link}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Ford City &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Ford City|place|disp=Link}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_City,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Gosfield North &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| Township
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Gosfield North Township|place|disp=Link}}
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| Link
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Gosfield South &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Township&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Gosfield South Township|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Link
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| &nbsp;Gosfield
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| &nbsp;
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| Township&nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Gosfield Township|place|disp=Link}}
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| Link&nbsp;
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Harrow &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Harrow|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrow,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Kingsville
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Kingsville|place|disp=Link}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsville,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;LaSalle
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, LaSalle|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaSalle,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Leamington
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Leamington|place|disp=Link}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leamington,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Maidstone &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Maidstone Township|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maidstone,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Maidstone &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| Township&nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Maidstone Township|place|disp=Link}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maidstone_Township,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Malden &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Township&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Malden Township|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malden_Township,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;McGregor
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, McGregor|place|disp=Link}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGregor,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Mersea &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Township&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Mersea Township|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Link
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|-
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| &nbsp;North Ridge &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, North Ridge|place|disp=Link}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Ridge,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Oldcastle &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Oldcastle|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldcastle,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Olinda
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Olinda|place|disp=Link}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olinda,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Pelee Island &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Pelee Island|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelee_Island,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Pelee &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| Township
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Pelee Township|place|disp=Link}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelee,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Pointe-aux-Roches
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Stoney Point|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; Link
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|-
 +
| &nbsp;Pt. Au Pelee Island &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Pt. Au Pelee Island|place|disp=Link}}
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| Link
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|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Puce &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Puce|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Link
 +
|-
 +
| &nbsp;River Canard &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, River Canard|place|disp=Link}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Canard,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Rochester &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Township
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Rochester Township|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Link
 +
|-
 +
| &nbsp;Ruscorn Station
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Ruscorn Station|place|disp=Link}}
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| Link
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Ruthven
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Ruthven|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Link
 +
|-
 +
| &nbsp;Sandwich
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| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Sandwich|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandwich,_Ontario#Sandwich Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Sandwich East &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Township&nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Sandwich East Township|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Link
 +
|-
 +
| &nbsp;Sandwich South
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| &nbsp;
 +
| Township&nbsp;
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| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Sandwich South Township|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| Link
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Sandwich West
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Township&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Sandwich West Township|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_County,_Ontario Link]
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|-
 +
| &nbsp;St.Clair Beach &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, St. Clair Beach|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_County,_Ontario Link]
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|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;St. Joachim
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, St. Joachim|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comber,_Ontario Link]
 +
|-
 +
| &nbsp;Staples &nbsp;&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Staples|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| Link
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Stoney Point &nbsp; &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Stoney Point|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comber,_Ontario Link]
 +
|-
 +
| &nbsp;Tecumseh &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Tecumseh|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tecumseh,_Ontario Link]
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|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Tilbury North &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Township&nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Tilbury North Township|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_County,_Ontario Link]
 +
|-
 +
| &nbsp;Tilbury West &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| Township
 +
| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Tilbury West Township|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_County,_Ontario Link]
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|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Walkerville
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Walkerville|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walkerville,_Ontario Link]
 +
|-
 +
| &nbsp;Wheatley
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| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Wheatley|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| Link
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Windsor
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Windsor|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor,_Ontario Link]
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|-
 +
| &nbsp;Woodslee
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Essex, Woodslee|place|disp=Link}}
 +
| Link
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;'''ANY NEW LOCATIONS IN FHL CATALOG???'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=172532&subject_disp=Ontario%2C+Essex&columns=*,0,0 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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|}
  
=== Web Sites ===
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== Websites ==
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The Forebears website will give you an extensive list of websites that could have information for people who lived in this county. Some sites cover just the county, some cover all of Ontario, and some cover all of Canada. Some sites are databases of names and facts about people; other sites cover background information such as maps, history, geography, or genealogy strategies and methods for the region.
  
=== References  ===
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*[http://forebears.io/canada/ontario/essex-county Forebears, Essex County]
  
 
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Guide to Essex County ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Online Gazetteers

Civil Registration

Birth

Marriage

Death


Writing for a More Recent Birth, Marriage, or Death Record

  • ServiceOntario, Birth Records is the only government-authorized source for obtaining birth certificates. Go to the section entitled "Order a Birth Search". This is the most economical, searches the widest time period, and allows searches for people not immediately related. A letter of information is provided rather than a certificate.
  • ServiceOntario, Marriage Records offers a marriage search option and a historical certificate option.
  • ServiceOntario, Death Records offers a death search option and a historical certificate option. Also official death certificates are available to a wider range of relatives than birth and marriage certificates.

FamilySearch Library Microfilmed Records

Some of the church/civil records have been microfilmed by FamilySearch.These microfilms may be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers around the world. To find a microfilm:

a. Click on records for Canada, Ontario, Essex County. You will see a list of available records for the county.
b. You will also see above the list the link Places within Canada, Ontario, Essex County. This will take you to a list of towns in the counties, which are links to records for the specific town.
c. Click on any topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
d. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record. FHL icons.png. The magnifying glass indicates that the microfilm is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm. The microfilm icon indicates it is only available on microfilm and can be viewed at the Family History Library and some family history centers.

Census Records


Year Census Links

1800-1842

Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842

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1851

Canada Census, 1851

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1861

Census of Canada, 1861

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1871

Census of Canada, 1871

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1881

Census of Canada, 1881

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1891

Census of Canada, 1891

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1901

Census of Canada, 1901

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com $

1911

Census of Canada, 1911

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1921

Census of Canada, 1921

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Church Records

Church records can include baptisms, marriages, burials, membership lists, financial business, and other records for a particular congregation. They may be available online or on microfilm, but frequently they are still with the local church or in centralized archives by religion. The Canadian census records asked for the religion of those listed, so you will be able to narrow down which archives to consult. For help with writing a letter requesting copies of records, see Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy.

Online Church Records

These records are incomplete.

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Cemetery Records

See, Ontario Cemeteries for information on cemetery record collections not yet digitized, but available in published sources and on microfilm.

Online Cemetery Records

Populated Places Table


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POPULATED PLACE

FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE

FHL  CATALOG

WIKIPEDIA

 Albuna       Link Link
Amherstburg        Link Link
Anderdon   Township   Link Link
 Belle River      Link Link
 Blythewood     Link Link
 Colchester North     Township  Link Link
 Colchester South   Township  Link Link
 Comber     Link Link
 Cottam       Link Link
 Emeryville       Link Link
 Essex         Link Link
 Ford City       Link Link
 Gosfield North       Township Link Link
 Gosfield South     Township  Link Link
 Gosfield   Township  Link Link 
 Harrow       Link Link
 Kingsville     Link Link
 LaSalle     Link Link
 Leamington     Link Link
 Maidstone       Link Link
 Maidstone     Township  Link Link
 Malden       Township  Link Link
 McGregor     Link Link
 Mersea     Township  Link Link
 North Ridge       Link Link
 Oldcastle       Link Link
 Olinda     Link Link
 Pelee Island       Link Link
 Pelee     Township Link Link
 Pointe-aux-Roches     Link   Link
 Pt. Au Pelee Island       Link Link
 Puce       Link Link
 River Canard       Link Link
 Rochester     Township Link Link
 Ruscorn Station     Link Link
 Ruthven     Link Link
 Sandwich     Link Link
 Sandwich East     Township  Link Link
 Sandwich South   Township  Link Link
 Sandwich West   Township  Link Link
 St.Clair Beach       Link Link
 St. Joachim     Link Link
 Staples        Link Link
 Stoney Point         Link Link
 Tecumseh       Link Link
 Tilbury North     Township  Link Link
 Tilbury West     Township Link Link
 Walkerville     Link Link
 Wheatley     Link Link
 Windsor     Link Link
 Woodslee     Link Link
 ANY NEW LOCATIONS IN FHL CATALOG???       Link  

Websites

The Forebears website will give you an extensive list of websites that could have information for people who lived in this county. Some sites cover just the county, some cover all of Ontario, and some cover all of Canada. Some sites are databases of names and facts about people; other sites cover background information such as maps, history, geography, or genealogy strategies and methods for the region.